Green Violet-ear

Green Violet-ear hummingbirdCommon Name: Green Violet-ear; Colibrí Verdemar.

Scientific Name: Colibri thalassinus.

Size: 4” (10.5 cm).

World Distribution: Central Mexico to West Panama; Andes of South America.

Habitat: Open highlands with scattered trees and thickets

LPWG Sightings: Common or abundant May to September; scarce or absent October to April.

Special Features: Flares purple feathers behind eye when excited; uses feeders at La Paz Waterfall Gardens after breeding in higher areas.

Field Marks: The large bird has a long bill which is moderately decurved.